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Interesting Public Sector Digital Security and Privacy News

  • Australia - National Identity Proofing Guidelines Consultation: Coordinated by the Attorney-General's Department, the guidelines are designed to outline a best-practice, risk-based approach to verifying the identity of a person (i.e. identity proofing) by government agencies, particularly those which issue documents that are commonly used.
  • Canada - Supreme Court ruling with a discussion on 'informational privacy’ as including ‘… at least three conceptually distinct although overlapping understandings of what privacy is. These are privacy as secrecy, privacy as control and privacy as anonymity’ (Starts at paragraph 35)
  • Denmark - WAYF Payment Model: Self-sustaining funding models for public sector hub infrastructure are always a challenge. WAYF, Denmark’s federation hub, is in the process of transitioning to a new payment model
  • U.K. - IDA Program Private Beta Demo: I am really liking the emphasis placed on User Experience (UX). I keep wondering how much of the learnings translates across jurisdictions.
  • U.S. - DOJ & Javelin Strategy and Research Identity theft / fraud statistics: Identity theft is defined as the unauthorized use or attempted misuse of an existing credit card or other existing account, the misuse of personal information to open a new account or for another fraudulent purpose, or a combination of these types of misuse.
  • U.S. - FICAM TFS LOA Worksheet: A one page worksheet to determine the appropriate Level of Assurance in a user’s asserted identity that is required in order to address the risks associated with authentication errors.
  • U.S. - "Improper Payments" (FY 2004-2013) including those associated with benefits fraud: U.S. federal agencies reported making $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them.

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